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THE 5IOHXIXG OREGONIAIf, SATURDAY. APRIL 17, 1015.
ARMY OF SELECTED
Russians Victorious After Bat
tle of 32 Hours, Capturing
. Quantity of Munitions.
NEW HEIGHT ALSO TAKEN
Austrian. Reserve Division Reported
in Kcccnt Battle, Says lie
port From Vienna.
LONDON April 1 6. Dispatches from
Geneva txlav said tliat the Tribune
publishes a. dispatch from Ungavar. in
Northeastern Hungary. Baying a great
Viattlo has been fought between the
Ktry ami the Valley of the Ondava.
A German army composed, of picked
men attacked the Russians marching
on Bereg. After 32 hours of severe
f ishtintr the Russians repulsed the Ger
mans and captured a quantity of arms
Another dispatch from Vienna says
65 Austrian officers have been disci
plined for negligence which resulted
in the annihilation of a division of re
serves near Beres and Austrian defeat
in the Sarac region.
The official Russian report confirms
this dispatch, although it merely says
that persistent attacks by the Ger
mans were repulsed.
Runsiana Hold Ground.
Military observers are of the opinion
that while the Russians are no longer
able to maintain the speed with whici
they advanced through the Carpathians
for several days, they nevertheless are
holding the ground they have gained,
occasionally capturing a 'height here
This is deducted from the Geneva
report and the official communication
of the Petrograd war office, which
""Hi the Carpathians, our troops noise
nes.ly approached the enemy's barbed
wire entanglements between the vil
lages of Telepotch and Zuella. broke
through, and, after a. brief bayonet en
casement, gained possession of two
heights and took numerous prisoners.
The enemy sent the 121st reserve regi
ment to make a counter-attack and the
"In the direction of Rostokl the
enemy made fruitless attacks near the
village of Croszpatch against the
heights occupied by us.
Koads in Bad Condition.
"On Wednesday we successfully re
rulsed persistent attacks by the enemy
in the direction of Spry.
"Renorts arriving from 'various sec
tors of the Carpathian front show that
everywhere the roads are in a bad state,
owing to the thaw and the swollen
The Austrian official report follows:
"In Poland near Bloeie. east of
riotrkow, a Russian attack has been
"On the lower Nida our artillery set
Are to a Russian ammunition store.
Several trenches within effective range
of our artillery were quickly evacuated
by the Russians.
"In the Carpathians isolated fighting
has taken place In the wooded sectors.
Advancing Russian infantry was re
pulsed with heavy losses. We captured
"In the lighting in the Stry Valley we
have taken an additional 268 prisoners."
3,500,000 Men In Battle.
A Berlin communication says:
"Reports from Austrian headquarters
describe the four weeks battls in the
Carpatihan Mountains as the most gi
gantic in the history of the world,
3,500,000 men participating. This bat
tle reached a climax several days ago.
The Russian offensive was halted and
repulsed with the most appalling losses.
On some days as many as 600 trains
were used for wounded. The tield hos
pitals are overcrowded with wounded
and sick, and thousands succumb with
out adequate medical attendance."
EARLY SETTLER IS DEAD
THOMAS ANDERSON SUCCUMBS AT
fc-VKJSVIEW AT AGE OF S2.
Funeral of Packer for Government Dur
ing Indian, Trouble and Warner
V . Valley Cattleman la Held.
lAKEVIBW, Or., April 15. (Special.)
Thomas Anderson, an early settler in
Oregon, died at the. local hospital last
Monday at the age of 83 years. Death
was due to a complication of diseases.
Mr. Anderson went to San Krancisco
last Kail and all Winter was under the
care of a physician. He returned to
lakeviow about two weeks ago.
Thomas Anderson was well known
In Southern Oregon and especially in
this county. He lived near Piuh for
the riast io years. He was born in
New York and when he was 3 years'
old ho was taken to sea by his father,
who was a sailor, and with him made
voyages until 1851. Then he made his
way .around Cape Horn and ud. the
Pacifio Coast to San Francisco. He
worked on vessels th?re' and a year
later went to Shasta County to work
in the mines, where he remained. He
then began packing from Bluffs to
Trcka and other points. In 1865 he
moved to Umatillu, Or.
In the Rogue River district he
worked as a packer for the Govern
ment during the Indian troubles. He
was stationed at different points in
Kastern Oregon. At length he left the
Government and came to Warner Val-
-ley. where he remained since.
He owned 210 acres of land on Hart
Mountain and had charge of other
-land. Ho was engaged in the cattle
business. l.Tp to 1SU0 he had about
"C00 head of cattle.
The funeral took place Wednesday
EX-CONSUL IS ARRESTED
GERM A -V HELD ON WIFE'S IN
L SANITY' CHARGE.
Jonann uulffatthn, Formerly ef Van
couvcr, II. C, to Be Examined by
I.ea Angeles Authorities.
t,0S AXGEL.12S, April 16.-Charged
with insanity, Johann Wulffsohn, ex
banker and German Consul at Van
couver. B. C, was taken to the county
hospital late today to await a hearing
before the Lunacy Commission nest
week. The insanity complaint was Is
sued at the instance of Mrs. Wulffsohn,
who accompanied her husband here
when the European war began last
.When arrested today JWulffsohn was
wandering about downtown carrying a
bouquet of roses and a new broom. He
had a number of pawntickets and told
police officials that what was left of
the wreck of his banking business
had been destroyed by the war. But
Mrs. Wulffsohn explained the pawn
tickets tonight by saying it was one of
her husband s idiosyncrasies to pur
chase jewelry and to pledge it for
VANCOUVER, B. C, April 16.
Johann Wulffsohn came to this city
more than 20 years ago. He was en
gaged in the banking and real estate
business as head of the firm of
Bewicke & Wulffsohn, and made large
investments here on behalf of German
clients. Later ho devoted his time ex
clusively to the consulate, and was
looked on as a man of eccentric habits.
He figured in' several sensational epi
sodes, notably on one occasion . on
which he returned from a leave of
absence and found that his deputy had
entertained lavishly on the occasion of
the Emperor's birthday. Bills of many
hundreds of dollars flowed in on Wulff
sohn. who one evening- invited his
deputy out on the lawn in front of the
Hotel Vancouver, and there the two
men fought and wrestled for a quarter
of an hour.
When last In Vancouver a year ago
Wulffsohn appeared quite prosperous
and still cultivated in his personal ap
pearance a remarkable likeness to the
Kaiser, especially in his military mous
taches. Wulffsohn Is about 57 years
old. Six years ago he married Miss
Maclure. daughter of J. C. Maclure, a
capitalist of Victoria.
VICTORY IS TOO SUDDEN
BRITISH UNABLE TO FOLLOW IP
NEUVE CHAPEUE ADVANTAGE.
Officer Relieves Auhera and Perhaps
Lille Could Have Been Taken If
Army Had Had Chance.
NEUVE CHAPELLE, France, April
16. The ground to the west of this
now shattered town of Neuve Chapelle,
from which the British drove the Ger
mans in the middle of March, with such
terrible loss of .life for -both sides, is
literally cobbled with German skulls.
The dead, lie buried in shallow graves
everywhere and the vicinity is strewn
with wreckage and debris.
So quickly did the British break
through the German line that full de
tails of the action are only now be
coming known, even to the men who
participated. The suddenness of the
advance was such that many of the
men were so dazed that all they knew
was that they got through. In fact.
the British staff officers assert that
it was too quick for the best results.
the German line giving way so sud
denly that the British found themselves
like a man who hits his opponent with
all his might and encounters but slight
resistance, and is thereby thrown off
"If we had had a chance for it that
day I believe we could have taken
Aubers also and perhaps Lille,' said
one officer with a smile. "At any rate
we gave the Germans their worst drub
bing of the war, and the effect all
along our front has been incalculable.
"Every man in the British army be
lieves sincerely that we could break
the German line if we wanted to, and
that Is a mighty comfortable feeling."
DOCK DAMAGE REVEALED
MYSTERY .SURROUNDS FIRE
British Government, After Suppressing
News, Now Offers Reward and Ger
man Spies Are Suspected.
LONDON', April 7. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) There was a
rumor in London the night of January
31 that a serious fire had broken out
in the big government dockyards at
Portsmouth, but the government smoth
ered all inquiries with a prompt denial
and the censor eliminated all mention
of the matter from all press dispatches-
It now appears that the fire was of
a serious character 'and came near
wiping out the docks and other valu
able properties at Portsmouth. The
real extent of the damage is still care
fully concealed. It is the common be
lief in official circles that the fire was
the work of incendiaries, probably Ger
A carefully worded notice was issued
today by the dockyard authorities of
fering a reward of $500 "for the dis
covery of the incendiaries responsible
for the fire at the building slip sheds
the night of January 31."
POLICE AGE LIMIT IS CUT
Application of Men More Than 4 5
Years Old Is Barred.
The age limit for applicants for po
sitions on the police force in Portland
was cut down from 60 to 45 years yes
terday by the Municipal Civil . Service
Board. The change was recommended
by II. W. MacLean, secretary of the
Board, along with a number of other
changes in physique requirements, some
of which were adopted.
The rules as adopted provide for a
change in the maximum and, minimum
weights to be permitted on the basis
of the height of the applicant. Also
the chest expansion of men of all sizes
increased. The new measurements
are based on insurance tables.
Owing to the fact that two members
of the Civil Service Board will be out
of the city during the week of May
3, the Board yesterday postponed the
holding of an examination for police
men until a later date. The time was
not definitely settled.
UNION MEN NOT WANTED
(Continued From FMrst "P(re.
lieve that unions were necessary to the
welfare of employes.
"The success of an employer depends
on the employe," said he, "and to get
the best work of the employe the best
wages the market affords must be
I nion Excesses ('barged.
Mr. Armour said he would not have
organizers around the plant for reasons
both industrial and economic.
"As soon as a union has a little power
it commits excesses," he said. '
Mr. O'Hern quoted wages paid at the
stockyards and remarked that efficient
en had no need to stay in the un
skilled ranks, where pay is the lowest.
"I started work as a messenger at
$1.75 a day," he said.
"Is the pay you give unskilled work
ers enough to live on?" asked Commis
"It depends on' the standard of liv
ing. I saved more money, proportion
ately, on $1.75 a day than I have since."
Jacob Lane, an organizer of the
meatcutters and butchers union, testi
tied that the packers maintain "spot
ters" to check efforts to unionize their
A fly which sticks' around all Win
ter must be as lonely as a real old man.
ON WESTERN FRONT
Six Bombs Dropped on Ger
man Powder Magazine, Oth
ers on Shell Factories.
metz' Lights attacked
Forty Missiles Directed at Station
Aorth of Fortress Counter-At-tack
at Les Eparges Is
Said to Have Failed.
PAUIS, via London, April 16. The
following French official statement re
garding the progress of the fighting in
the western theater of the war was
given out here tonight:
A- r-., TamA rie I.orette the Ger
mans delivered three counter-attacks,
each of which was preceaea. Dy a. vio
lent bombardment. They were all
. 1 DhT- ,t v. outset. Thev also
failed in a. counter-attack at Les Epar
ges last nignt.
"At Bois de Montmare there was an
arii.Fr rinei w silenced three bat
teries and blew up an ammunition
Bombs Dropped a Shell Factories.
bombs were thrown on the workshops
of the railway station of Leopoldshoehe,
east of Huringue, wnicn were oenis
used for the manufacture of shells. Ten
bombs were dropped on the powder
magazine at Rotthwell. Six struck the
mark and a huge red flame shot up,
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aeroplanes wre struck by shell splin
ters, Dut returned saie ana suuiiu.
"Forty bombs, most of which struck
... . r-i -u-ab-a r r T-i wl rn the cen
tral electric station of Maizieres les
Metz, 15 kilometers taoout j.u nines;
north of Metz. This station supplies
and light. Much smoke rose from the
Hostile Aviator Pursued.
"On thetr return our aviators encoun
tered three aviators, to whom they gave
chase, forcing them to land. Our squad
ron suffered no mishaps, although sud-
jected to a violent cannonade from the
The report issued earlier in the day
by the French War Office added noth
ing to the information given out last
night, except the following:
"Our artillery brought ' down during
the afternoon of April 15 a German
aeroplane which fell in front of the
English -lines, but behind the German
trenches north of Ypres."
CiaLDREX KILLED AT FREIBURG
Berlin Says Civilians Suffered bj
Enemy's Air Attucks.
BERLIN. April 16, by wireless to
Sayville, N. Y, The statement from
the War Office today is as follows:
"Near Ostend and Nieuport some
enemy destroyers took part yesterday
in artillery fighting, but were quickly
"On the southern border of St. Eloi
we occupied two houses. South of
Loretto heights lighting began again
"Between the Meuse and the Moselle
only artillery duels took place.
"The use of bombs developing asphyx
iating gas and of explosive infantry
cartridges by the French is daily be
coming more frequent.
"Aviators were unusually active yes
terday, as the weather was favorable.
Hostile aviators threw bombs on places
behind the German front. Freiburg
also was visited. At this place several
civilians, including children, were killed
BORDER VAST FORTRESS
(Continued Prom First Page.)
perhaps be joined by detachments of
Silesians and Austrians under General
Woyrsch. which, I suppose, are now ly
ing well to the east of Petrokow and
the River Pilica, the stupendous thing
would be done and an ingathering far
surpissing tne Tannenberg harvest
would be effected.
In any case a chapter of wonderful
war-making seems bound to be record
ed, for the yarious drives eastward can
hardly fail to culminate in something
tremendous at'one point or another,
Heavy Intrenching In Progress.
Meanwhile in the Russian territory
it already has occupied Germany is
looking to it that there shall be no
Russian drives across the German
frontier. That is the meaning of the
heavy intrenching now going on in
the snow-covered but soggy fields two
miles to the south and east of Mlawa.
This precautionary work is being
carried forward simultaneously with
the fighting in progress seven or eight
miles farther east and south, and the
grunts of the shovelers keep pretty
good time with the distant volleys.
Reaching intrenched fields that slope
briskly to the south, we walked dry
shod and warm through hundreds of
rods of winding and connecting
trenches, which had been dug and
sheathed with wool in just three weeks
a remarkable record when you took
into account the numerous stormy days
and the frequent caving of the sandy
A man can walk almost upright in
them without being seen from the
About every 23 feet of each trench
had been scooped out near the top to
admit a neat bit of carpentry in the
form of a box into which the men could
reach for band grenades in ease an
enemy should become too familiar with
them. Other boxes were provided for
Kverythlntr Is Thought Of.
Tug in the side of the trench a foot
above the level of its floor are numer
ous recesses where the men can sit be
tween whiles of firing. The wooden
floor . of the recess is provided with
cleats at its outer edge, so that the men
will not have to sit with their legs
sticking straight out a most tiring
position but can brace themselves with
their backs against the wall.
These Germans think of everything.
The bombproof retreats are in deep,
heavily stockaded galleries, and the ma
jor in charge of the work pointed with
pride to their furnishings windows
Which look out on encircling trenches,
white porcelain stoves. lamps, and
racks and shelves for equipment.
The white porcelain stove brought
out from Mlawa appeared to be the
final touch of glory, and the Major
would go up and pat it and talk to it.
The trench defenses of Mlawa are
supplemented by an elaborate system of
barb-wire defenses. Fifteen men work
ing eight hours a day from 7 to 3 only,
because it gets dark so soon. can do
S-40 feet a day of the stake driving and
wire stringing that must be carried
from top to bottom of the slopes' in
front of the trenches.
,aal Rady for Flooding?,
The hollows below the positions have
been connected with impounded waters
so that the land can be flooded in case
of a general atock. Nor is thia all. A
hidden fleet of motorboats can instantly
be brought into action for the naviga
tion of this inundated area.
All this means bitter, hard work, and
it is done, naturally, under very try
ing conditions conditions involving
uncertainty, apprehension, exposure,
delays and makeshifts.
Along the highways leading out of
Mlawa to the south and east the trees
have been cut down so that the gunners
may readily get the range. The conse
quence is a new complication in travel
by auto, for after a. heavy fall of snow
the highway is quite lost, there being
no trees left to distinguish it from the
white fields. Hence, floundering and
loss of time.
Past the patient peasants who have
no part in this war's making and are
paying so heavily for it, we fared.' and
back into the blackened outskirts where
the bombardment was heaviest and
where the blistered sides of a chimney
alone remain to mark many a site that
once was "home."
Flylnar Stations Established.
In the open fields on the edge of
town rise the flying' stations, the ma
chines and their crews of operators and
mechanicians quartered under great
brown tents, bellying softly in the wind
and teaching? you again that there Is
nothing so lovely in architecture as the
long, sweeping drape of a tent.
Through freight yards then, where
trainloads of cannon and tons of equip
ment stand waiting orders, the sentries
pacing up and down beside them and
their majestic bullc covered by brown
tarpaulins, on which the whirling snow
makes fantastic patterns.
Past open places where the provient
wagons are parked in hollow squares.
the drivers grouped around fires built
in the center of the squares.
The cheery ltght-wounded, who will
not wait for the ambulances to bring
them in from the trenches, are hobbling
by. One man has his foot swathed in
straw, one of the few genuinely old-
time touches I have seen in this modern
Sorrowful Splendor Seen.
It is as if the man were hobbling to
ward you out of an ancient picture.
Otto and Herman and Hans and Wil
helm are exchanging bails as they over
take one another on the highway, and
through the Wintry air and across the
solemn thunder of the guns comes the
Pleasant music oi tne tarners ana tne
mecbanicians' hammers on the anvils,
and it makes me' think of the lines in
Puke Henry's prSyer on the night be
fore Bosworth battle those glorious
lines where you hear the tinkle of
"the armorers' hammers" and get in
half a hundred words the whole sense
and feel of a camp. Shakespeare knew.
I wonder what armies he had followed.
"Haven't you had enough of this?"
the bored Von Rieben. who was longing
to get back to his mans, had asked.
Nay, Von Rieben, nor ever shall, I
think. It is too wonderful in the clamor
and the sorrow and the splendor of it
CANADA TO HUNT FOES
AMERICAN SHIPS TOUCHING BRIT
ISH COLUMBIA AR 10 WARNED.
Steamer Companies Discharge Germans
in Crew and Refuse to Allow
Others to Take Paasage,
SEATTLE, Wash.. April 16 Ameri
can steamship companies operating; be
tween Seattle and Alaska ports and
Seattle and San Francisco were notified
by the. British Admiralty today that all
German, Austrian or Turkish passen
gers or 'members of The crews would
be removed from any vessel calling at
a Canadian port and held as prisoners
of war. As a result of the order, the
Pacific Coast Steamship 'Company im
mediately discharged 10 German mem
bers of the crew of the steamship Presi
dent, which sailed today for San Fran
cisco. Two German passengers who
had purchased their tickets were not
allowed to board the President. Two
others, who had taken out their first
naturalization papers, insisted that they
were entitled to be considered Ameri
can citizens, and were taken aboard.
The Pacific Coast Company announced
that it would book no enemies of Great
Britain on any steamer which calls at
Victoria en route from San Francisco to
Seattle, but would carry those passen
gers on the liners Congress and Queen,
which omit the Victoria call.
The same ruling will apply to the
company's Alaska steamers which call
at Ptince Rupert, B. C, and to the ves
sels of the Border Line Transportation
Company, which also call at Canadian
The Alaska Steamship Company and
the Admiral line, engaged In the Seattle-Alaska
trade, are not affected by
the order, as they touch no Canadian
BONDS TO BE SOLD MAY 12
First Offering Will Be $750,000
and Road Bids to Be Asked.
Multnomah fntintv m:i rl v,A,j. ,iTi v.
issued in two instalments if the Board
of County Commissioners adopts the
icvviuiucuuttuoas 10 De presentea today
bv its advifinrv enmmitroc. 1' h .. . . i ..
to be submitted contemplates the issu
ance of $750,000 worth of bonds at onoe,
and the additional $500,000 when
The date for the bond sale was fixed
yesterdav at Uav 19 u-t, n hirfd .i...
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first $750,000 lot will be opened. Ad-
verusements tor me Olds probably will
be R 1 1 1 h n r i v t H t rr .- n r, . v. .j
- . . . v. lii uatc
set for the sale of the bonds, advertise
ments win appear for the contracts to
pave 70 miles of Multnomah County
road wa v. so that h nnvin -
can be let soon after the bonds are sold.
EX-SOLDIER IS " SUICIDE
Entry T'orced to Sweetheart's Room,
Where Poison Is Taken.
VANCOUVKR. Wash., April 16. (Spe
cial.) Glen Gibson, 25 years old, re
cently discharged from the Twenty
first Infantry, and in love with Lola
Scott, 15 years old, forced an entrance
to her room at midnight, and drank
carbolic acid. Hearing a noise in the
room. Miss Scott arose and' went to
close the door and stumbled over the
body of her sweetheart. r
Dr. It. K, Thompson, City -Health Of
ficer, was called, but could not save
the young man's life. He died about
1 A- M. In his pocket was found a note
to Miss Scott, saying he was committing
suicide as some one was attempting
to keep them apart.
SHRAPNEL CONTRACT GIVEN
American locomotive Works to
Make 2,500,000 Shells.
RICHMOND. Va., April 16 The Amer
ican Locomotive Company announced
today that it had feigned a contract for
the manufacture of 2,600,000 shrapnel
and high explosive sheila.
Another contract, it was said, cov
ered an order for several million cart
ridge cases. From whom the orders
eame was not revealed.
Bantiseptlo Assures Perfect Complexion.
Freberven. beantftleH. uoftpn. wbiron. prfrent
and rapidly clears k!a ef all aruptioua. You'll
like its cleaaly. healthy odor. 60c. All druggists.
ITALY EAGER, WITH
1,200,000 IN ARMS
Minister, of War Says Army
-Now fs0ne of Most Per
fect of War Machines.
DIPLOMACY IS AWAITED
Teople Said to Hope Territory Will
Be Obtained Without Striking
Blow Von Buelow Works
to Convince Austria.
OX THE ITALIAN FRONTIER, via
Paris, April 16. Italy today has 1.200.
000 first-line soldiers under arms. They
are from 20 to 28 years of age. They
are perfectly armed and equipped oth
erwise "to the last button."
General Zupelli, Italian Minister of
V ar, speaking on the military situa
tion in Italy, said that a miracle had
been accomplished, in that a country
which for about 20 years had main
tained a military organization merely
for the preservation of peace had cre
ated what lie termed one of the most
perfect of war machines. The change
was not easy. General Zupelli said, as
was proved wherever the same work
was attempted. Great Britain, for ex
ample, had faced the same problem,
and though possessing greater re
sources, was even less prepared than
Soldleaa Fairer to Fight.
The War Minister said that the
equipment of the army with weapons
was superior proportionately to that
of the German army at the beginning
of the wai.
Eagerness of the soldiers concentrat
ed along the frontier to begin, action is
so great that their officers are com
pelled to hold them closely In check
for fear of disturbing border inci
dents. In view of the extensive preparations
which have been made, the question is
asked with increasing frequency why
Italy does not enter the war. Men in a
position to speak with authority say
that a majority of the people prefer
and the government still hopes to ob
tain territorial concessions from Aus
tria without a rupture of friendly re
lations. Snow Still Deep in Alps.
Weather conditions in the Alps must
also be remembered in considering
Italy's probable action. Snow still lies
deep in the mountains and the cold is
intense. Most of the passes are still
closed by snow and ice.
ROME, via Paris, April 16. Prince
von Buelow, the German Ambassador
to Italy, is indefatigable in his efforts
to bring afTout an understanding dip
lomatically between Italy and Austria.
Those who have seen him lately declare
that he seems to be more satisfied with
the way things are going. It is ar
gued by close observers here that Aus
tria is slowly beginning to realize that
her future existence may in large
measure depend on reaching some un
derstanding with Italy.
Prince von Buelow's course is be
lieved to be devoted to conveying to
Austria that to satisfy Italy is not a
measure of the moment, but would be a
far-sighted step for the future, Via ar
gument being that a close Austro
Italian union would give the triple
alliance new vigor.
BOY THREATENS ASTOR
DEMAND FOR $500 OX V.WS
DEATH LEADS TO ARREST.
Youth Is Caught la Police Trap and
Tries to Draw Revolver la
Struggle With Captors.
MEW YORK. April 16. Accused of
threatening to kill Vincent Astor if he
should refuse a demand for $500. John
Meriella, 19, was arrested at the Grand
Central Terminal today on complaint
of Mr. Astor's business agent, William
According to Mr. Dobbyn. one of the
two letters was received on March 27,
and the other on Thursday of this week.
The first letter contained the demand
for $500 and said that unless it was
forthcoming the young millionaire
would be killed.
No attention was paid until the second
letter was received, when Mr. Dobbyn
notified the police and plans were made
to trap the man.
Petectives followed Mr. Dobbyn to
the Grand Central Station, where
Meriella, in response to a prearranged
signal, approached. Dobbyn and asked
if he had the $500. The police officers
then arrested Meriella after a short
struggle in which the man tried to
draw a loaded revolver.
Meriella at ' police headquarters said
that his father was an East Wide baker
and that two weeks ago he had run
away from home with $275 of his
father's money.' He spent it in seeing
the sights, he said, and he thought
he had found an easy way to get more.
No one else, he said, was concerned in
CHINESE TO STUDY PRESS
Publishers Sent to United Slates by
Government to Get Ideas.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 1C Three
Chinese publishers, members of a com
mission appointed by President Yuan
Shi Kai of the Chinese Republic to in
spect the newspapers of the United
States, seeking suggestions for their
own papers, arrived today on the
The members of the commission are
Tsung Han Fang, Li Sum-Ling and
"American newspapers are regarded
as the best in the world," said one of
the members, "and our government se
lected them as our study ground In
preference to the English papers after
The commission also will report on
LINNTON UN FINANCED
Petition for Franchise Is to Be Filed
-'The project to construct an electric
line between Portland and Linnton to
take the place of the United Railways
line has been financed and petition for
a franchise will be filed with the Coun
ty Commissioners Monday, according to
Richard Shcpard, one of the promoters
of the road.
The line will be built on the ripht or
way and roadbed vacated by the United
Railways and will cost about $80,000.
Standard-gauge track will be laid and
will connect with, the city line of the
Is Our Specialty
No matter how small the price you pay here,
you are always assured of the best value ob
tainable for that price.
Distinction of Style Another Important
You will always find that touch of refinement
to our styles which makes them easily recog
nizable from ordinary footwear.
100 S. & II. Green Trading Stamps Free With
Every Cash Purchase of $4 or Over.
Younp; Men's Styles
Sole Agents for Hanan & Boy den Shoes
129 10th St., Bet. Washington and Alder Sts.
Is Coming Tomorrow
Greatest of All Mutual Masterpicturcs
The Sensation of AH Sensations
His Satanic Majesty Becomes a Member of a Small Croup
of Happy Pople, Flits From One to Another, Sowing Seeds
of Jealousy, Hatred and Discontent, and Adds a Beautiful
Young Wife and Her Lover to His Unhappy Subjects.
A Great Cast, Including Bessie Barriscale, Rhea Mitchell,
of Portland, and Edward Connelly. Plan to See This, Also
Kathryn Os term an in
"Housekeeping Under Cover"
A Satire on Hotel Life, at the
United Railways at Raleisrh street. As
this is a. common-user line, the new
company will operate its cars over that
route in the city to Twelfth and Burn-
side streets, the proposed terminus of
As soon as a franchise is granted the
company will begin construction of the
lino and expects to have It completed
early in the bummer. Light cars will
be used and a regular city schedule will
be put into effect. A five-cent fare will
be :hargea. tuc tracus or tne t nitea
Railways already have been removed.
The organizers of the new company are
O. M. Clark, Richard Khepard and J. B.
Bridge Work Is Kulicri.
Contractors on the intert;ite hridire
J fJ for Rood
making of Men's Clothes.
safeguard themselves from any possible future regrcis
benjamin (Sbrrcct Collies
maoe bv ALFRED BENJAMIN-WASHINGTON COMPANY mew vou
They Stand the Severest Tests
Suits. $20, $25, $30 and $35
Lace and Button in a
variety of tops, including
black, gray, fawn and
sand colors, welt or turn
soles, newest heels,
In button and lace, with gray
and tan tops, gunmetal and
tan Russia calf vamps. Eng
1 '.CO', JfcCrSMi
are making; every potsible effort to
have the preliminary work on the soutii
phora of the Columbia completed be
fore the hlch waters of June Interfere.
The Pacific Bridge Company, whii-ii
has the contract fur the bubstrurturai
work, has a lurwe force of men on
duty. A hi;? piledriver ,as been com
pleted at the Portland plant-
The first work will be done on Orr
gron &louxh and on Columbia plough,
south of the main river channel. Muclt
of the pilinK for thif part of the work
can be driven before the MkI waters
st in. It Is estimated that It will re
quire another full year to complete the
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like tlicy uft'd to'.'
skilled workmanship in tlie
Men and young men will